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Ulster Folk and Transportation Museum

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Address: | Cultura, Holywood, Northern Ireland
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The Folk Museum is probably the best of it's type in Ireland. The transportation Museum is good - but not as extensive as I expected.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The Folk Museum is probably the best of it's type in Ireland. The transportation Museum is good - but not as extensive as I expected.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I visited in March and the museum seemed to be 'out of season' in that there were only a few costumed guides and little going on. However, a fantastic time was had. The buildings, information and activity I did see was magical. Wish I had visited in the summer when all the activities were taking place and wish I'd had... More 

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Terrif day out for the young and for the young at heart. Some terrific old cars, old buses and old trams.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Had a fantastic visit with my wife and daughter disabled free entry with a carers mobility scooters available . They have little events which brings the place to life I highly recommend a visit even get your photos taken in period dress average price £24.00

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

This is a fantastic Museum. We managed to spend around 4 hours at the folk Museum and galleries. All Museum staff were very friendly and informative. A guide book to purchase from the shop would be a brilliant addition. We visited the transport Museum later in the afternoon and were pleasantly surprised at the breadth of the collection, we visited... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My sister and I decided to visit on st patricks day, where there was lots on for everyone! From a blacksmith yo spade makers to weavers. They also did little tasters of champ, soda bread potato bread. All the saff were so helpful and chatty and played their roles well!! Was also good to watch darby o'gill and the little... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

we went here on the 7th March 2015, big site, folk museum is very good for taking you back in time, loved the period costumes & the cinema was showing a Charlie Chaplin film, very funny, nice walks around the estate into the country side, you can even take your dog! We also went round the transport museum which was... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Recently visited the Ulster Folk Museum with friends from the UK. I know there are no guarantees with the weather but we were all fortunate in a cool, crisp and clear morning with the sun shining. Situated off the A2 along the Belfast to Bangor road near to Holywood, this charming setting is packed full of surprises. Within its boundaries... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My husband and I brought our 2 children here yesterday (21 feb 2015). Our daughter is 8 and our son is 4 and both of them thoroughly enjoyed their day at the transport museum. My husband and I didn't realise that we would be permitted to board some of the old trains or that we would be able to participate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Spent the day here with four kids under 7 and they had a ball! Wide variety of houses and lifestyles to learn about firsthand and see the past in action! Children really enjoyed it! Lots of walking in the rural area so young kids bring a buggy. V nice guides, (one v nice police man whol told us all about... More 

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